The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

8th April 2022

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

This year marks the Platinum jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen. The 6th of February marks 70 years of her service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. She is also the first British Monarch to reach this milestone!

As a nation we will enjoy a 4 day bank holiday, which will take place over the 2-5th June with many events anticipated. For more information about the plans go to the official link here.

It is a long-standing tradition for a jubilee medal to be produced, and this year, all serving frontline members of the police, fire, emergency services, prison services and the Armed Forces will be receiving a special commemorative one made of nickel silver. The medal will be awarded to;

  • Serving members of the Armed Forces that have completed five full calendar years of service on 6 February 2022.
  • Frontline emergency services personnel that have been in paid service, retained or in a voluntary capacity, dealing with emergencies as part of their conditions of service, and have completed five full calendar years of service on 6 February 2022.
  • Prison services personnel who are publicly employed and are regularly exposed to difficult and sometimes emergency situations that have completed five full calendar years of service on 6 February 2022.
  • Members of the Royal Household with one year of qualifying service.
  • Living individual recipients of the George Cross.
  • Living individual recipients of the Victoria Cross.

At Forces Family Finance we recognise that those members of the serving Armed Forces and emergency service Community are likely to be very busy working both up to and during this landmark event. We have also anticipated that you are starting to think about your service dress for the occasion. So, we have teamed up with another military family-owned award winning business Tin Trousers who specialise in military tailoring, medal mounting, miniatures and all of your specialist uniform needs!

Based in Portsmouth many of these services are available by post and completed to the highest of standards. Erin and her team are expecting a high demand for this service so book early to avoid disappointment.

Ribbons can been worn on jackets from accession day (4th February) with your full size medal from the 2nd June. Please quote FFF0422 when you order for a free gift.

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